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The call of a Seagull drew my attention this morning. I live near the ocean so Seagulls are hardly an unusual occurrence. Something that I hardly noticed from moment to moment. So I was curious, what about the call of this Seagull this morning caught my attention?
I wonder if it's because I have been in a time of quiet, of internal reflection and the Seagull and the distant sound of the train going by seem more notable within that drawing me back out of myself and into the world. This is not a bad thing. In fact a good reminder that I am in and of the world and not to forget that, not to leave it behind in my internal reflecting ....
It's more than being simply drawn into the world though. Seagulls and trains are out in the world in a way that I am not right now. Flying, going from place to place. And in some way this draws my imagination. I felt the Seagull’s call in my belly as much as I heard it. The Seagull was calling me .... deep inside. And I wonder what that’s about.
Today the skies are blue and the sun is shining. It’s been so grey here, so much rain. And yet I haven’t been outside further than the front porch where I stood in my bare feet greeting the day.
Outside, as I quieted myself I could hear other birds, like the gentle chirping of songbirds even though it's December and Winter is almost upon us. I note that the Hummingbirds are still visiting the hummingbird feeder and so I've kept it filled. People are out on the street walking .... The world continues to be ....
And perhaps the Seagull was simply speaking to my desire to not simply be in and with myself .... But to be part of the bigger, to be part of the Whole .... To remember that all this work of wintering of quieting, is important. Ultimately it is something that we do as part of the rhythm, the natural rhythm, that all of us live in to. All of us being the Plants, the Creatures, those Beings that are beyond us. Earth herself lives through these rhythms. And just to remind me that it's all part and parcel, it's all of a whole ....
.... And that I can take my stillness with me as I step out into the world ....
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